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, technology. that is not a plan to grow the economy. that is not change. we have been there. we have tried that. we are not going back. we are moving forward. that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. [applause] look -- we have got a different view about how you bring jobs and prosperity to america. the strong economy does not trickle down from the top. it grows from a thriving middle- class, and folks working hard to get into the middle-class. i think it is time our tax code stopped rewarding companies that ship jobs overseas. let us reward small businesses and manufacturing here in ohio, products made in america. that is the choice in this election. i believe we can create more jobs by controlling more of our own energy. after 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards. by the middle of the next decade, your cars and trucks would go twice as far on a gallon of gas. today, the u.s. is less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in two decades. it is time to move forward. my plan would cut our oil imports in half, and invest in the clean energy cr
you talk about new developing technologies. it is a challenge for solar, particularly because i.t. is very expensive, if you don't have the government grants and support like they have in europe to encourage people to put those on their homes, you will not get the volume necessary to bring down the costs and make the tens of thousands of dollars of investment -- takes a long time to pay that off and will be hard for our consumer business to do that. host: these are the some sectors of manufacturing. first is new orders of machinery. what kinds of machinery are talking about? -- are we talking about? guest: anything from bulldozers to machines that make the semiconductors. it is a wide range of machinery. it is a big part of the classification manual for products. things like materials handling equipment, conveyors, stacking machinery, those types of things. host: when we look at this, it is getting to recession levels? guest: it has exceeded pre recessionary levels. back in june, aided $33.3 billion. as we discussed earlier, things are dipping a little bit in the last couple of
technologies. it is a very diversified company comprised of several well-known brands known to many of you, and they also have utc climate controls and security and utc aerospace, which includes a good rich. utc has been a wonderful partner with "national journal." they also partnered with us on the congressional connection poll to get a sense of what is going on outside of washington and bring that news and information here. and as "national journal" daily readers, it can be informed via utc and the congressional connection poll as well. i want to thank the entire team for partnering with us not only on the charlie cook events, but on the congressional connection told. greg is the senior vice president of global government relations, and he feeds the government affairs activities for utc as well as their activities in china, russia, and the eu. he is well known in washington and well respected and very well liked. please welcome greg. [applause] >> thank you, victoria. >> you're welcome. >> charlie wanted to know when victoria was doing with such a nice introduction for me, for god's sake
to make sure we maintain our technological lead and our people are skilled and are able to succeed. and hard-pressed states right now cannot all do that. we've seen layoffs of hundreds of thousands of teachers over the last several years, and governor romney doesn't need more teachers. i do. i think that is the kind of and is and where the federal government can help. -- kind of investment where the federal government can help. it cannot do it all, but it will make a difference. that will create jobs because companies want to locate in places where we've got a skilled workforce. >> 2 minutes, governor, on the role of government. >> first, i love great schools. massachusetts, our schools are ranked number one of all 50 states. the key to great schools, great teachers. i reject the idea that i don't believe in great teachers or more teachers. every school district in every state should make their decision on their own. the role of government -- look behind us. the constitution and the declaration of independence. the role of government is about to protect the principles of those docu
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